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Posts Tagged ‘taxes’

March 15th, 2017 - 7:46 am § in The Ave Scene

A Liberal Against Taxes!

Robert Sargent Dear State of Washington and county & city governments: NO MORE REGRESSIVE TAXES AND FEES! Seattle sales tax up .6 cents, so total is now 10.1¢ starting April 1. Seattle considering a soft drink tax. State wants a 15¢ gas tax. Stop it. Just fucking stop it! How about a wealth ta[...]

March 5th, 2017 - 1:50 am § in The Ave Scene

PAYING for a levy is lots harder than VOTING for it.

Senate votes to revamp Sound Transit board amid angst over taxes. It’s ‘only a start,’ leader says State senators want to overhaul how Sound Transit does business, starting with… THENEWSTRIBUNE.COM[...]

January 23rd, 2017 - 8:47 am § in Donald Trump, Jefferson, Misc., Repugnants

SIGN THE PETITION

ADD YOUR NAME TO WHITE HOUSE PETITION Petition Calling For Release Of Trump’s Tax Returns Gets 262,510 Signatures A petition on the White House website demanding the release of Trump’s tax returns exceeded the 100,000-signature threshold needed for an official response less than 24 hours after [...]

December 5th, 2016 - 11:32 am § in America

TRUMPS NAVY ….

 The Navy is ready and capable of boosting production of new ships if President-elect Donald Trump makes good his vow to expand the U.S. Navy to 350 ships, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Richardson told Reuters. This is all part of another Trump lie that the American military is underfunde[...]

November 28th, 2016 - 10:56 am § in Misc., Repugnants

AFTER TRUMP: Let’s end taxes on the rich!

Paul Ryan: ‘It’s Not Harmful’ That Trump Hasn’t Paid Taxes In Nearly Two Decades (VIDEO) In a show of support for Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan said he doesn’t believe that The New York… PROUDEMOCRAT.COM[...]

November 1st, 2016 - 10:15 am § in The Ave Scene

Is ST3 about creating LA? Or is it about planning a “new” Sound-opolis with local high density housing?

Transportation Proposed light-rail expansion includes 8,560 park-and-ride stalls — but is it enough? Sound Transit 3’s investment in parking is likely critical to some voters’ support to expand light rail deep into the suburbs — north to Everett, east to Issaquah and Redmond and south to Tac[...]

October 29th, 2016 - 12:09 pm § in Misc.

Sound Transit ST3: A Thoughtful Analysis

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October 17th, 2016 - 2:02 am § in The Ave Scene

How NOT to pay taxes in Seattle

So here in ohso liberal Seattle, we have no state income tax .. mostly we pay real estate taxes.  That might be OK, except we also offer yuge tax breaks to folks who own expensive homes. I live in a damn pricey neighborhood.  A few months ago I posted about a  house downstreet has been […][...]

October 9th, 2016 - 12:58 pm § in The Ave Scene

David Brewster on The $54 Billion Sound Transit Prop 1

David Brewster   Seattle Times runs pro-con op-eds on Sound Transit vote. The opposition case is particularly well made by Chuck Collins; odd that the case in favor comes from a California head of Sierra Club, not a local. Collins makes good points about limited impact on congestion, failure of tr[...]

October 3rd, 2016 - 11:09 am § in Donald Trump, Misc.

Understanding The Donald’s Taxes

Donald Cay Johnstone is the tax expert and economist who has explained the Trump’s taxes. Worth a read. A brief summary: Trump combined tax benefits under Section 1231 of the Internal Revenue Code with the exception provisions in Section 108. In less legalistic terms, in 1990  Trump over pai[...]